Category Archives: 2021

Colorful Shoveler

Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, while kayaking at Amarugia Highlands CA, in west-central Missouri. This drake (male) Northern Shoveler was captured resting on a log in the creek, during the duck migration: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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A Common Visitor

Today’s post features a very common visitor to my yard, seemingly no matter where I live! This image is a previously unpublished image of a Northern Flicker, yellow-shafted group, male sitting in a weeping, flowering cherry tree that was in my Drexel, Missouri front yard: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – […]

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Fun Friday: Been Drinking Again?

Even if you haven’t, today’s image may have you thinking you have endulged! While hiking Mount Evans (Colorado), I came upon this very interesting and unusual wildflower. Called Little Pink Elephants, aka Elephant Heads, I found several of these plants (called “herds”) growing along the lower elevation trails. This wildflower grows as a dense, vertical […]

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Glistening in the Early Morning

Today’s post features a previously unpublished image I captured in 2013, while hiking the prairie at Amarugia CA (Missouri). Early in the morning is great for finding and photographing beautiful, dew-covered dragonflies. Here is one I came across on that morning: Finding dew-covered insects is always a great thing to discover … being covered with […]

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Fun Friday: Carryout for Two, Please

Today’s post features one of the osprey I blogged about yesterday. I didn’t realize it until I edited the images, but discovered that one of the osprey emerged from the lake with two fish in his talons! I had never seen this happen before, so I was really shocked to witness this feat! Here are […]

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Our Migrating Friends are Back!

Today’s post features 3 images I captured yesterday afternoon at our Lake of the Oarks (Missouri) lake home. While taking a break on our dock, the familiar “chirping” of an Osprey interrupted the quiet relaxation. I immediately ran into the house, grabbed my camera and headed back to the dock. Over the next 30 minutes, […]

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Birth of a King/Queen

Today’s post features a single frame of a project I have been working on … capturing and preparing a time-lapse video of a Monarch butterfly caterpillar, hatching from it’s egg on a milkweed leaf. I hope you enjoy this royal birth: I’m hoping to have the time-lapse video ready soon, but editing a couple of […]

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UFO’s

Today’s post features a couple of UFO’s (Unidentified Fuzzy Objects … well, at least one is) that I found yesterday while working in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. By the way, I counted 21 Monarch butterfly caterpillars busy chomping away on the milkweed … wonder how many I […]

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Quiet Time in the Badlands

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park, where I traveled in early August for the Perseids meteor shower. While waiting for meteors to begin flying overhead, the Milky Way was stretched up towards the heavens, from the southern horizon: Such a beautiful sight, late in the evening, solitude all […]

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A Bit Too Early

Today’s post features a single, Bighorn Sheep ram that I ran across during my recent trip to South Dakota’s Badlands NP, while photographing the Perseids meteor shower. Bighorn Sheep rams have lived in the Badlands landscape for quite a while. However, they typically occupy the higher altitude places, away from people and the ewes/lambs (who […]

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